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. >>> and we're live in washington watching last-minute negotiations for the fiscal cliff -- at noon. >>> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight but is not done. >> a little more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what is at stake and when we could hear from the court. >> reporter: pam within the next few hours we expect to get word from the u.s. supreme court about more of the cases it will consider this term. the justices met friday to talk about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for --
progress to report. now, in the mid of the talks, the president is leaving washington in about thig minutes and head to michigan where he's warning that the middle-class tax rates could go up without a deal. the republicans believe they could have leverage. president obama will need help with another debt ceiling increase in february. experts say republicans will most likely use that as leverage for deeper cuts. over the weekend, more republicans came in and said they believe there will be -- there will need to be tax increases on the wealthy in order for there to be a deal. experts say the line of communications are open. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> the number 47 seems to follow, mitt romney -- seems to follow mitt romney. a new poll shows that 47% of americans viewed romney and his former running mate, paul ryan, favorably. in the final tally, romney won 47% of the popular vote in the presidential election. all of this comments romney's comment to donors that 47% of the nation would never vote for them because they are
raised candles and prayed for victims in connecticut including several ministers from washington, d.c. area churches. nancy pelosi issued a statement today it said in part, no words can comfort the loved ones of those brutety taken from us today. all americans share our prayers and our grief over the horrifying events that took place today. john sasaki is heading to connecticut, he will be reporting live starting tomorrow. >>> reporting news at the peninsula, that's where three people have been killed in a fatal crash. the highway patrol says that about two hours ago a volkswagen swerved and struck a lexus sedan that was parked in the median. news chopper two is doing a good job of showing us the massive back up this accident has caused we know that four lanes have been shut down. that leaves just the far right lane the slow lane for all that traffic to squeeze by. at this point lanes are not expected to reopen until 07 clock. as you can see here traffic there is at a crawl. >>> the images are heartbreaking and hard to ignore but how do you explain to your child what happened in con
on a deal to keep the u.s. from going over that fiscal cliff. ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom some new numbers are on the table in those closed door negotiations. >> reporter: they are offering to raise taxes on households making $450,000 or more a year. but republicans were still holing out at the $550,000 mark. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell started negotiating with vice president joe biden yesterday. the two worked together in in the senate for more than 20 years. if they can come up with terms that pass the senate house speaker john boehner says they will take up the bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back for approval. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will kill you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of back room operation going on right now. making sure all the i's get dotted and t's get crossed. >> congress has less than 15 hours to come up with a compromise and sweet on it. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime with all the focus on that fiscal cliff there is a new bil
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could mean for same-sex marriage in california. >>> 7:06. we want to check in with tara, in for sal. it's pretty slow, tara? >> yes. but it does get better in partly sunniton -- get better in pleasanton. it's really slow on the curve there. westbound as you make your way towards concord, your commute looking a little slow. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it's a parking lot right now. the metering lights have been on for about an hour. definitely slow into san francisco this morning. give yourself extra time. finally, in the south bay, 208 at the 880 interchange, you can see the head lites are 280 northbound, stop and go over the past 15 minutes. here's steve. >> thank you, tara. >>> a very good colder morning. 38, 39. a little bit of a break today. much colder pattern. not only that, but some incredible rain totals. don't want to forget fog popping up on highway 37. some really thick fog there, thanks to ow
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
cliff talks in washington. also, a new supermarket in a san francisco neighborhood that really needs one. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. so call unitedhealthcare now to enroll or learn more. with this plan, you can save 40% or more on your copays by using a preferred network pharmacy, like walgreens. for example, a network copay of $4 becomes a preferred network copay of $1 when you fill your prescription at any of the 8,000 convenient walgreens locations. so call and enroll today. remember, the premium is just $15 a month. don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. aarp medicarerx saver plus. call now or visit your local walgreens for more information. >>> stocks fading on wall street. today's reading on manufacturing showed some contraction. the dow is currently down 49. nasdaq down, 7. s&p down 6. >>> there has been a new develo
pregnancy. >>> stocks changed on wall street as budget talks continue in washington. this -- some good news for a local company. netflix wins the disney movie rights. this represent as breakthrough for netflix. >>> the dow is currently up, 12. the nasdaq is down 3. s&p is flat. >>> new reports indicate that the duchess of cambridge is feeling better -- better today as we recovers from acute morning sickness. prince william went to the hospital to be with his wife. she was admitted yesterday, forcing buckingham palace to confirm her pregnancy. royal pregnancies are not traditionally announced before the 12-week mark. british officials have not said how far along she is is. >>> the lineup for the sun dance film festival has been announced. among the features, the steve jobs movie. the movie looks as 30 years in the life of him. some of the filming took place in palo alto last june. jobs is the closing night film at sun dance which runs january 17th through the 27th in park city, utah. no word when the film will hit needers. >>> it's a food drive with a twist on the peninsula. people who bring
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
flight was leaving ten minutes early. that was heading to washington. that could all change as the day goes on because of the weather. rain is supposed to move in through the bay area later this morning. that usually creates delays at sfo. again it's not raining. there is also a winter storm in the midwest. that could effect connecting flights. but passengers we talked to this morning hope to make it out of here before the weather hits. >> getting there right before means i don't have to go through everything like canceled flights and delayed flights and having connections that wouldn't work. >> i guess i didn't look to see if it was going to rain this morning. i saw my flight was on time. >> reporter: snow and turbulent weather in other parts of the country did lead to canceled flights out of sfo. again no cancellations or delays to report this morning. but keep in mind that could change as the weather changes here in the bay area. and across the country. so far so good out here. live in sfo allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have new details on a powerful storm system that brou
the white house for a vigil. many belong to a gun control group who happen to be in washington for a training conference. they chanted, lit candles and pleaded for action. >> as we said there is still information coming out from authorities in connecticut. >> we are in new town where that press conference ended and authorities promising more information with in the hour. what have we learned? >> reporter: a couple of nuggets came out of this press conference that stood out. the lieutenant paul vance with the state police here in connecticut saying that they collected some very good evidence that could point to a motive in all of this but he wouldn't say what that evidence was specifically. again, saying it's good evidence that may fill in some blanks. he went onto talk about the shooter and that he was not voluntarily let inside of the school. in the words of the lieutenant he forced his way into the school so that is something that we know here now as well. of course we have heard some of the 911 calls in which a caller describes hearing gun shots as well as seeing glass sha
washington, d.c. newsroom is tracking all -- all of the competing punts of view -- points of view they are talking about on capitol hill. >>> a new study on san jose drivers is now drawing national attention. the study shows commuters are using social media to connect with other drivers. they exchange information to help them reach their destinations faster. the study says it also helps drivers feel better. not only because of the time they save but because they are helping other drivers save time. >>> a win-win. >> yes. >>> hey, sal, have you fixed things on highway 101? >> well, we're trying. 101 a little bit of fog coming through. let's take look at it from our camera in san francisco. a little bit of fog. in fact, it -- we may not be able to see this picture. i showed it to you first here. northbound 101 traffic is doing okay coming in to san francisco. but definitely some foggy weather. bay bridge toll plaza not so foggy. it's, in fact, not foggy at all. westbound traffic barked up for about a 25 to 3046 minute delay -- 30-minute -- barked up for about a 25 to 30-minute delay
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. first, i would like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children -- >> we know we'll be hearing from john boehner in just minutes on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the latest we know is that he's looking at $1 trillion in revenue and $1 trillion in cuts. he and president obama are still very far apart on what should pay more in income tax rates. president obama is saying anyone who makes over $400,000. boehner's latest offer, those who make over $1 million a year. we'll have more on that when i see you next. m
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
rights are vital to americans. more on that in my next update. live in washington kyla campbell. >> stay with us here for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shooting. we will bring you the latest details as they emerge on air and online. >>> time is 5:14. the port of oakland is making reforms following the ktvu investigation of questionable spending of public money. it will set spending rules and punish managers that approve expenses that break the rules. they have found almost $200,000 in questionable spending last year. ktvu discovered two high ranking officials spent more than $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. both of them have since stepped down. >>> the police have a warning if you use a popular trail in the east bay. a woman claims she was raped while hiking on the ma drone trail in alamo. what they are doing to make sure people out there are safe. >>> the fourth of july may never be the same in pacifica. the city is talking about banning all fire works. at this point they allow safe fire works. people light them on the beach typically on the fourth of july but they
to washington sooner than planned, what he is saying about avoiding the fiscal cliff. >>> and what they are doing to keep escalators in service at bart stations. >>> we have a report in the south bay coming up, we will tell you about that next. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. . >>> welcome back, new this morning, thousands have been left homeless in manila. authorities say a riot broke out after a second fire left 8,000 people homeless. a man was accused of starting the fire but the fire was likely sparked by a burning candle. >>>
washington, d.c. newsroom monitoring the high court. what is the latest? >> reporter: dave, in just about 20 minutes the supreme court is expected to release a list of cases it is going to consider this term. san francisco city officials tell us they will be ready to perform same sex weddings as early as tomorrow if the court decides not to take up proposition 8. california's ban on gay marriage. a lower court overturned the law and same sex marriage supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we are prepared for the crowds that we had in 2004 and 2008. and again we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> the justices are also considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same sex couples. several legal analysts are saying this morning that the justices might want to meet again to talk about which of the gay marriage cases they will consider and that meeting likely wouldn't happen until friday so the wait might continue. reporting live alison burns. >>> more problems for controversial comedian katt w
. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden will join mourners today at a attribute to sergeant daniel. he die add the age of 88. yesterday the mourners paid their respects inside the capitol. senator inouye who represented ohio for 50 years lost an arm in world war ii and he was considered a war hero. he died on monday of respiratory complications. tomorrow his body will be returned to hawaii. >>> a former marine praised for guarding a school near modesto apparently lied about his service. on monday craig showed up at hughson elementary school in uniform to stand guard. the former marine told the medesto bee he was a sergeant in the marine reserve and deployed to iraq and afghanistan. the marine corp said he never served overseas and discharged as a private after serving mine months. he told mattering corp times he had been misquoted by the medesto bee but the paper accident happened by its story. >>> let's go back to sal. how are we doing on this friday light? >> it is a little bit. we will be looking at some of the commutes
will be allowed to wed. in november, voters in maine, washington and maryland all approved same-sex marriage. >>> new details on a brutal homicide. the possible motive on a case where the victims were left in the middle of a street. >>> there are already several reservoirs overflowing because of the recent storms and now more rain is on the way. we'll show you if there are any reasons to be concerned. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> there's a case of two people found bound and gagged in a san francisco street has taken yet another strange turn. one man died and another was serious
washington. the school the building itself is being worked on. remember i told you we had a secondary crime scene of the exterior of the school. our detectives have every one of them searching every one of them. we are beginning to release those back to their owners. slowly but surely we're beginning to complete the exterior part of the crime scene. the governor and lieutenant governor are on site that have been actively involved. one thing that is becoming somewhat of a concern and that is miss information is being posted on social media sites. there has been miss information coming from people posing as the shooter in this case, posing using other id's. mimicking this crime and crime scene and activity that took place in this community. there has been some things in somewhat of a threatening manner. it is important to know that we have discussed with federal authorities that these issues are crimes. they will be investigated statewide and federally. and prosecution will take place when people are identified. again, all information relative to this case is coming from these microphones and
of washington, d.c. yesterday. he failed the field sobriety test. crapo will deal with this and he was named as bishop to the mormon church three years ago and the mormon church forbids alcohol use. >>> wayne la pierre said any new laws will not prevent gun violence in the future. he says people think it's crazy to have armed people at the schools but it will feel keep -- keep people safe. >>> rallies continue across the nation calling for stricter gun violation. this is the brooklyn bridge. people held a march for those at sandy hook elementary. they are hoping their message is heard at the nation's dan tal. >>> more than 30,000 people have called a petition for piers morgan to be deported. this started after he called a man unbelievably stupid after the shooting. he said if i do get deported for wanting few gun murderers, many continues will have me. >>> how is the traffic, tara? >> we should be returning back to normal. on the peninsula, skyline boulevard at sweat road. we have a fallen tree brocking the rad by -- blocking the roadway here. it will take a while to clear. they have to brin
. scientists expect the bulk will end up in alaska, washington state and oregon. but a recent winter warning could carry the debris to the winter coastline. >>> there's a very strong warning about the dangers of avalanches this morning heading up to the north. it comes one day after an experienced snowboarder died after getting caught in an avalanche at donner ski ranch. 49-year-old steven anderson was buried for five hours. by the time crews reached him, it was too late. >> the friends were looking for him and probing around. they didn't find him. he was at the bottom of the cliff instead of the top. >> the resort said several people were iskiing and snowboarding in the area when the avalanche was triggered. the avalanche center of california says the risk is more considerablable in the next 48 hours. >>> there was an avalanche at alpine meadows. that one was set on purpose. a member of the ski patrol is in critical condition after being caught in it yesterday morning. authorities say another medical on a snow safety mission threw an explosive charged to knicks eight an avalanche. the team
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